Vietnam

WICHITA FALLS , TEXAS - FEBRUARY 10: Former U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Lloyd  father his works-out at the Planet Fitness gym in Wichita Falls, Texas on February 10, 2013. He says  the workouts helps his PTSD symptoms. Lloyd who was medically discharged from the army, has been doing various minimum wage jobs--stocking groceries, washing cars at a Ford dealership and sales job in Wichita Falls. He is currently unemployed. Lloyd was award a purple heart in Afghanistan 2009. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Jeffco Jail Gives Special Treatment to Iraq Vets

Inmates who are veterans are separated from other inmates to receive counseling and legal assistance.

06/15/2015

The completed Traveling Vietnam Wall on display in downtown St. Louis. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Traveling Vietnam Wall on Display in St. Louis

The Traveling Vietnam Wall will be on display through 3 p.m. Sunday at Eternal Flame Park on Chestnut between 14th and 15th streets.

06/05/2015

Vietnam veteran Patrick Howe from St. Peters receives his third Purple Heart. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Vietnam Veteran From St. Peters Receives Purple Heart

A Vietnam veteran from St. Peters gets his Purple Heart—44 years after the battle.

09/08/2014

Dwight Kay

Illinois Rep. Introduces ‘Knockout Game’ Legislation

The legislation would stiffen the penalty for those convicted of battery while taking part in the “game,” making it punishable by 3-7 years in prison.

12/26/2013

People visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on March 29, 2013 as the US marks the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of its last combat troops from South Vietnam.  (AFP/Getty/ Nicholas Kamm)

Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri

New state law makes each March 30 a commemorative holiday.

03/30/2013

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Durbin Urges Senate To Keep An Open Mind About Hagel

Hagel’s nomination has caught some flack because of charges that he is a weak supporter of Israel.

01/14/2013

A Powerball lottery ticket for the estimated record $500 million jackpot prize, Powerball's biggest winnings ever, is seen in a convenience store in Washington on November 26, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Big Winners Share Lessons, Risks of Powerball Win

Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends.

11/28/2012

Dry Cleaning Costs Rise With Cost Of Imported Wire Hangers

Price Of Dry Cleaning Could Be On The Rise In U.S.

Higher taxes on the chemical most dry cleaners use are pushing prices up.

06/06/2012

Homeless Vet, Getty Images, Mitchell Funk

Homeless Vets Still a Problem in Illinois

Erica Borggren, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, says mentally unstable veterans have trouble maintaining jobs, and unemployment leads to homelessness

03/21/2012

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Illinois Sees Big Money in Trade with Cuba

State Rep. Jack Franks says the state’s goal should be $1 billion of agricultural exports to Cuba alone.

09/27/2011

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